5 of the most amazing castles in Scotland

The skyline of Edinburgh dominated by the castle

Out of all the places I have been, Scotland remains high on the list. Green everywhere, endlesses lochs, and historic and downright amazing castles. If you can stand the cold weather, the sheep, and the narrow roads, then Scotland and her mighty castles are perfect for you. Here is a list of just a few of the most amazing castles in Scotland. Edinburgh Castle Dominating the skyline of the capital city of Edinburgh is Edinburgh Castle. A royal castle has …

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5 pet friendly hotel chains without pet fees

Traveling with a pet? Many hotels let them stay for free

Have you ever snuck a pet into a hotel before to avoid their hotel pet policy fee? I sure have. My most memorable but least proud moment is when I brought my cat along to Las Vegas and snuck him into the room. I paid $24 for the hotel per night and knew the hotel pet fee was $50 per night. What was I to do? Long gone are those days of sneaking pets into hotels as more and more …

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Going to Osaka? Here are 3 must eat street foods you should try

Dotonbori is the mecca of street food in Osaka

Most people think that Tokyo is a far superior city for food than Osaka. What they fail to realize is that Osaka is considered the food capital of Japan. Osaka is a city for food lovers and has just as great of food, or even better, than Tokyo. Some of the most famous and delicious foods in Osaka are those being sold by street vendors (and in restaurants all over the city). If you are visiting Osaka, make sure you …

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1 night layover in Amsterdam if you are on a budget

Welcome to Amsterdam...for one night

Just because you are in Amsterdam for a night, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun without breaking the bank. Other than food and transportation into the city, most of the things listed below are free. With little time and little money, you can still enjoy Amsterdam by strolling down narrow streets on beautiful canals lined with historic houses. Canals, canals everywhere Canals are what makes Amsterdam, well Amsterdam. It’s what most people think about when they think of …

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First time riding Uber? Important things you need to know

Uber iPhone app

For the most part, Uber is amazing. The ability to request, track, and pay for a taxi at the tip of your fingers is a simple yet brilliant idea. With any new technology comes pros and cons. Lately, in the news and online, there have been reports about issues with Uber drivers and passengers. How do you know what is true and what isn’t? Is Uber safe for you to ride? If you are deciding to ride Uber for the first …

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How to get cash back with Fat Wallet on your travel purchases

I love to find great deals when making traveling purchases. Prior to booking anything travel related such as hotels, flights, or car rentals, I spend countless hours trying to search every website for the best deal and other websites for coupons to save me more money. I know everyone is not as crazy as me. They don’t want to spend 2 hours searching the Internet for coupons to save $5. So how can you save money fast without spending hours? …

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Top 5 Labor Day Destinations For 2013

Views of planes on the tarmac from the restaurant

Priceline has released a list of the top Labor Day destinations in the United States for 2013. This list is based on thousands of actual Name Your Own Price credit card bookings made on Priceline, which obviously is more accurate than lists that use polls or votes. Surprisingly, travelers picked big cities over beach destinations. With unpredictable end of summer weather, travelers have decided to pass on the sunscreen and board shorts for big cities, sightseeing, museums, shopping, and eating. …

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5 Tips To Get Through Airport Security Quicker

Dreaded airport security

Getting through airport security can be frustrating and a huge hassle. Lines can vary greatly depending on the time of the day, how many security lines are actually open, the security machines being used, and whether or not you are traveling during a peak travel time such as Christmas or Thanksgiving. Here are 5 tips that may help you get through airport security a little quicker next time. Tip #1: Most airports have multiple airport security screening locations for the …

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Airlines’ 24 hour cancellation policy

Book a flight and want to cancel? You can for free within 24 hours

Have you ever booked a flight in the heat of the moment and plans changed or you simply changed your mind? I have, more than once. Or, say you booked a flight and the fare dropped for the same route on another airline by $100. What can you do? First, don’t panic, you have options. The airlines listed below have a 24 hour cancellation policy which allows passengers the option of canceling reservations without penalty or fee. This policy even …

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